Wuhan is the real China. It’s a modern city that maintains its local character, despite its quick development and designation as a major transportation hub. Many foreigners are drawn to the city located in the centre of China and teachers are pleasantly surprised to find Wuhan is a great place to live.
The city is known to Chinese people as being home to some of China’s greatest historical thinkers, and as such, one of the best universities is based there. The campus for Wuhan University is on a hill overlooking the East Lake. Thanks to this school and nearly a dozen others, Wuchang neighbourhood has a young and vibrant feel. It’s a great place to make new friends and join a close-knit teacher community.
From the lively street markets to the beautiful bridges crossing over the city’s two major rivers, there is no shortage of beautiful sights. To get around the city, teachers can choose to use public transit like the brand new metro system or take a taxi, the rate of which starts at 6 RMB – less than $1!
- Population: 10 million
- Public Transportation: 3 major train stations, 1 international airport, 9 subway lines, hundreds of bus routes & taxis
- Language: Mandarin, local dialects
- Climate: Subtropical, with four distinct seasons
- EF Wuhan Flagship opened in 2001
- Teach English in Wuhan at one of our 7 schools
What Makes Wuhan Unique?
- Considered the major transit hub of China—teachers can go anywhere quickly and on the cheap from here
- Two rivers converge here, creating a unique city layout not found in other Chinese cities
- Wuhan’s nightlife is considered some of China’s best. From superhero-themed pubs to clubs where you can dance the night away, there is something for everyone
- East Lake, another beautiful feature of the city is massive and adds plenty of green splendor to the landscape
- Wuhan is known as one of the tea drinking cities. People will normally take 2 hour lunches, and have tea at 4pm. If you like to move at a slower pace it is a great city to relax and enjoy life